Is there a commercial available tow boogie? Beside the etow? Something smaller and cheaper? Don’t really want to build anything myself.
Nothing available yet that I’ve seen. There was WaveEscort, but they haven’t posted anything in ages. Another one I saw mentioned on here was “space aged foils”, but there’s nothing online any more. Towing with an efoil isn’t very optimal either.
Building a basic boogie isn’t too hard, trickiest part is sourcing the battery, either making or buying one.
That’s a market for Foil Drive: the Foil Drive Boogie kit, everything but the board
How much do you want to pay and where are you located?
With the standard FD mark up it would be the same price as a Takuma!
I already have foil drive. How to convert it into a tow boogie? Just use a foil board and mast without the fuse and wings?
If you ride on flat water, you are in efoil mode, you need a FD Assist Plus for a correct autonomy (100% pull)
If you surf waves, you are in FD mode, a FD Assist could be ok (50% pull).
A friends tried using an assist plus, and it just about worked. Needed a use a really big wing, like a png1310 to get up. After a couple of tried with the assist he on went on and built a proper boogie.
For a tow boogie, if you’re 70+kg, the solution is probably a more powerful motor like the APS 63100 that you’ll have to marinize: